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A Week of Reflection

This week has been one full of mixed emotions; on Tuesday my twenty one year old son attended the funeral of an old school mate who unimaginably took his own life.  Such a tragedy that he was unable to seek help from the turmoil he was suffering.  A very good friend of mine who is also my daughter’s Godmother lost her dear Mum on the same day.  I am feeling helpless living on the other side of the world to her when all I want to do is give her a big hug and let her know that I’m here for her but our hugs and kisses have to be virtual ones.

Wednesday was a day of reflection for us; it would have been my brother’s birthday and he lost his battle with leukaemia thirty years ago this August.

Thursday was the day one of my work colleagues was lucky to escape serious injury when his Isuzu ute was concertinaed on the freeway. His life was saved by the explosion of airbags surrounding him.

I was reminded that life can and does change in the blink of an eye.  Today has been a beautiful, cloudless sunny day and as I spent most of it outside gardening, I had some time to reflect on the week and took pleasure in some of the simple, yet beautiful things around me.  I wanted to share them with you.  How has your week been?

By Waking the Wombat

Life - part two; Australia. Having spent the first 39 years of my life in England, with two adult children who don't need me so much, a workaholic husband and a head full of stuff waiting to be unleashed, Waking the Wombat is my place to share life's experiences with you.

6 replies on “A Week of Reflection”

This has been a week of drama for Cassa Creakingbones too. Last Friday we attended the funeral of a good friend, the wife of one of our motorcycling mob. Sadly, Mary was only in her very early 50’s. Then on Sunday night, about 7.30pm two police cars and an ambulance arrived at our neighbour’s home directly opposite Cassa Creakingbones. Our neighbour had shot himself dead.
One never knows how things get so out of hand.
Like you Lucy, see are hoping for better days ahead.


Oh! My goodness that is terrible. My condolences to all at Cassa Creakingbones and Mary’s family too. Life can deal some tough hands sometimes – here’s for happier times ahead!


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